Lorna Rutto is a young Kenyan eco-entrepreneur, founder of EcoPost, a social enterprise created to find alternative waste management solutions to Kenya’s huge plastic waste problem in Kenya.
At least 11 people are dead after their plastic boat sank off Turkey. Meanwhile, Spanish aid workers say they fear hundreds of migrants may have died off the coast of Libya.
Aminata Traoré seeks to raise awareness among African populations and politicians on the fact that the massive departure of young people is a painful and harmful loss for the future of Africa
Some 180 Ivorians in “irregular and vulnerable situation” on Libyan soil are expected to arrive in Abidjan these days
Evans Wadongo designed a solar lamp which he calls ‘MwangaBora (Swahili for “Good Light”) in 2004 as a way to address poor education, climate change, health and poverty in rural areas in Kenya.
Libyan smugglers were known for their cruelty. Now it appears that they become actively murderous.
Gambia`s Interior Minister Mai Ahmad Fatty, announced that 140 Gambians have been voluntarily repatriated to Banjul, following an appeal they made to the government.
ارتفع عدد من مواطيني ساحل العاج الذين يحاولون الهجرة إلى إيطاليا عن طريق ليبيا بشكل كبير في السنوات الأخيرة. ضاهرة غريبة لهذا البلد الذي بدوره يجذب عددا كبيرا من المهاجرين من دول الجوار
In Uganda, where many women earn as little as $3 per month, a new generation of agri-entrepreneurs are lifting themselves out of poverty.
Entrepreneurs from around the world gather for a three-day conference looking at how the continent can get creative with the internet.
Another aircraft-load of Nigerians returned from Libya last Tuesday with stories that welled up tears from the eyes of many.
His name is Ibrahim Sow, a.k.a. Mandy Kaporo-rails. From the beaches of Conakry where he used to make rap video-clips to the hot-spot center in Lampedusa, he spent 14 months traveling towards his final goal: Europe.
The bodies of 74 migrants have been found off the coast of northern Libya, and the death toll is expected to rise.
Blessing Okoedion is a thirty-year-old Nigerian woman who was betrayed and tricked into becoming a prostitute on the streets of Italy.
In collaboration with the IOM and following the agreement with the European Community, Libyan authorities are organizing this first repatriation flight to Nigeria
70 migrant workers who are victims of cross-border human trafficking have been rescued from a KwaZulu-Natal factory where they worked for very low wages
The Accra-based Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has opened applications to entrepreneurs in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Ivory Coast to join its entrepreneurship programme and stand the chance of gaining funding of up to US$100,000. The latest MEST programme will begin in Accra in August, and will be the most pan-African yet after it […]
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has warned Nigerian migrants against travelling to Libya.
The Libyan coastguard says its officers intercepted more than 100 African migrants at sea on Sunday.
What we discovered in Libya were hundreds of people being held in camps, waiting, hoping for a better life. Some were so thin that bones were sticking out of their backs.
Every day African migrants embark on a difficult journey with an uncertain outcome. With little opportunity at home, their hope is to find work in Europe. But the risks are many and the chances for success few. DW takes a look at the difficult trek. Read more and watch the video on DW; African migrants endure […]
Ermes II, a support project for the Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) of citizens from Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and Albania, is underway in Italy.
The Egyptian Parliament has approved a new anti-human smuggling law safeguarding the rights and addressing the needs of smuggled migrants. On October 17, 2016, the Egyptian People’s Assembly passed an anti-human trafficking law and sent it to Egypt’s President for his signature. The law passed by a huge majority of 402 votes. Once the law […]
A field survey was undertaken by “Mixed Migration Hub” with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers between 3 March and 22 December 2016 in different reception centres in Italy
Spain’s maritime rescue service says the bodies of seven African migrants have been found dead along the Strait of Gibraltar since Friday.
Bilikiss Adebiyi is an inspiring Nigerian social entrepreneur and founder of WeCyclers. Her company offers waste collection and recycling services to the Lagos informal settlements, where an estimated 66% of Lagosians live. As a part of the process, residents are offered an incentive for collecting their household waste which is picked up for free by Wecyclers using […]
A big freeze has gripped Europe in the past days and the situation of migrants living in the streets, in abandoned industrial buildings or in tents is very difficult.
Foto ANSA/ ALESSANDRO DI MARCO (ANSA) – Rome, January 3 – Italy currently has 175,485 migrants in temporary accommodation, hot spots, first-reception centres and asylum seeker and refugee centres (SPRARs), according to the latest data from the interior ministry. There are 14,669 migrants in first-reception centre, which are present in only seven regions, the largest […]
The countries of North Africa are discovering themselves unexpectedly as destinations of immigration. Indeed, the migrants in the Magreb countries are hundreds of thousands.
Sanitation and cooking fuels are two of Africa’s biggest problems. Many of Africa’s big cities have a bad reputation for poor waste management. Due to unregulated dumps and improper drainage and sewage systems, collected human waste is most often dumped into the sea. On the other hand, cooking fuels are also a major handicap for many Africans. Due […]
A flight from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden takes Kosovo migrants home (AFP) A real record. 55,000 migrants left Germany voluntarily this year. This number is more than double of the number of those who where repatriated by force. Most of the migrants went back to Eastern Europe: Albania, Serbia, Kosovo… Countries for which the right to asylum is not guaranteed. […]
The Aegean route is mostly closed, but the migrants keep coming. They cross the Mediterranean to Italy, a country struggling to deal with the influx.
Migration has soared in Libya, a country in utter chaos since the fall of its leader Muammar Gaddafi five years ago. Hundreds of thousands of women, children and men have fled war and poverty.
Sam Kodo is a young Togolese. He works as an entrepreneur in electronics and producing cheap computers, His dreams is equipping all African children with a mini computer.
North-east Nigeria has been hit by a displacement crisis that dwarfs any migration flows seen in Europe in recent years.
The number of migrants arriving in Italy from North Africa has risen to its highest-ever level.
Dans la ville d’Agadez, au Niger, les destins des candidats à la migration se croisent. Il y a ceux qui y croient encore et veulent tenter l’aventure et ceux qui retournent la tête basse, blessés, fatigués, vaincus par les mille difficultés d’un voyage sans pitié.
Hundreds of children have continued to drown and die at sea in the year since little Alan Kurdi was photographed.
Verone Mankou, a young entrepreneur and engineer born in Congo – Brazzaville, developed the first digital tablet and first smartphone ever designed in Africa…
In 2000, more than 600 African migrants were killed at the hands of Libyan mobs shouting “blacks must go.”
Two senegalese women choose a job generally considered as exclusively for men and it’s a success. A surprising image of a changing continent.
One of the main problems the poorest of Africa are facing is the question of mobility. Winnifred Selby, a young Ghanaian entrepreneur wanted to cope with the issue of transport with an intelligent, sustainable, ecological and economic solution.
Two new shipwrecks were registered in the Mediterranean sea in the last days. Survivors arrived to southern Italy say that the victims are hundreds.
It is not unusual that among the migrants who risk their lives to cross the desert and the sea there are young graduates and highly skilled professionals. A real human wealth that leaves the continent. Some others decided to stay in Africa and build their future in the midst of their people.
Here after a list of titles and links to some titles about the presentation of the song “Be aware sister, be aware brother by Rokia Traoré on some Mass media.
Detail of a photography by Mikal McAllister Thousands of Senegalese men set off for Europe each year, risking their lives on treacherous journeys through the Sahara desert and across the Mediterranean sea. Most fail. Many die. Senegal is among the top 10 countries of origin for migrants arriving in Italy this year, the International Organization […]
Rokia Traoré presented officially the song and the video clip “Be aware brother, be aware sister” written for the Aware Migrants Project in a press conference .
“Be aware brother, be aware sister” is a song by Rokia Traoré, specially written for Aware Migrants Project, Tuesday, October 25 she will present it in a press conference in Milan.
They are young and smart. They choose to stay in Africa and create their own job, their own company. They are the finalists of the Anzisha Prize.
Between huge chaotic cities and “silicon villages” the African youth is doing its best to build a better future, says the Franco-Togolese journalist Ayoko Mensah to the official website of the UNESCO.
Mass media continues to focus on the dramas that migrants are living as they attempt to escape war zones and extreme poverty.
Many migrants are opting to return voluntarily to their home countries, rather than staying in host countries as migrants. Around 100,000 people may leave host countries by the end of 2016.
Many events have been organized for the third anniversary of the “Lampedusa shipwreck”, which is becoming a Day of Remembrance. Over the past three years, however, the number of deaths continues to rise, exceeding more than 11,000.
Italy, UNOPS and Tunisia signed an agreement for the creation of micro enterprises for young people in the governorates of Medenine and Tataouine.
IOM this week launched an Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programme in cooperation with Iceland’s Directorate of Immigration.
Over 23,000 migrants received the legal residency status offering them access to the labor market and basic services, such as health and education.
Human trafficking is an issue affecting many countries of Africa. In the last years some local administration became aware of it and try to do something to stop it.
Many European countries faced with the growing migrant flow are building walls and fences to “secure their borders”. But it seems the need for walls is spreading all over the world.
What happens to the drowned migrants? Where will end the bodies collected by search and rescue missions? A Visit to the square of the migrants in the main cemetery of Catania.
The migrant camp known as “The Jungle”, on the outskirts of Calais, France, is being dismantled amidst the protests of migrants, city residents and truckers.
In the first week of July 2016, IOM organized two training sessions on entrepreneurship for 40 returned migrants in Dakar and Touba in Senegal.
During the dangerous travels of migrants, infants, although less numerous, are the more exposed to death,
© photo: Letemps.ch Tension mounts in Como, a city in northern Italy. Hundreds of migrants stranded at the border with Switzerland, which prohibits them from crossing the country in transit to Germany, are trapped in this small town. Since mid-July, migrants of different origin (mainly eastern Africa) stopped at the Chiasso border crossing connecting northern Italy with […]
John Hamilton is the Deputy Operation Officer of the MOAS team, a Non-governmental Organization which is contributing to save lives of migrants in the Mediterranean sea.
In North Africa, a lot of songs, popular among young people, speak about the reasons of the emigration. A young Kabyle Rocker chooses the opposite theme: “No, I do not want to go” – he said in his song, recording a great success among the public on Internet.
The reporter Selam Gebrekidan collected for Reuters the testimony this long suffering of Ruta Fisheye, an Eritrean girl who escaped from the prisons of Daesh.
According to “Save the Children Italy,” the number of unaccompanied minors arriving in Italy is rapidly increasing. Most girls are Nigerian and Romanian, while boys are mainly Egyptian, Albanian and Eritrean. A gold mine for traffickers.
275,108 migrants sont arrivé ar Mer en Europe dans la première moitié de 2016. Nigérians, Érythréens et Gambiens sont les plus nombreux parmi les migrants africains à emprunter cette route.
© AFP PHOTO/FAROUK BATICHE Thousands of children leave Sahel countries for North Africa and the Persian Gulf. They often face exploitation and abuse along this long and dangerous journey. The suffering of trafficked children represents one of the darkest aspects of migration in the recent decades. The tragedy of 34 migrants who were found dead […]
Niamey hosted a regional workshop for media professionals from Niger, Nigeria and Senegal, which has led to the creation of a network of media operators specialised in migration issues.
Poverty, persecution and conflict are among the reasons refugees were forced to flee their homelands. By the time they had another more urgent motive: escape from Libya.
The “Aware Migrants” project was presented yesterday July 28, 2016 at the headquarters of the Association of the Foreign Press in Rome. In the presence of the Italian Minister of the Interior, Angelino Alfano, the General Prefect Mario Morcone, Carmelita Amendola, senior official of the Italian Minister of the Interior, and Federico Soda Director of the […]
According to the site “Libyan Herald”, a ship with onboard over sixty migrants floated back on the night of July 23 on the beach of Sabratha in Libya.
In Lanzarote, Canary Islands, an underwater museum dedicated to the victims of migration is about to be opened to the public.
The Italian Navy has made the recovery of corpses of migrants victim of a shipwreck happened in April 2015 off the coast of Libya. 675 is the final number of victims of this tragedy.
After the closure of the Balkan route has left tens of thousands of refugees stranded in Greece with nowhere to go. Smugglers are now offering a new service: A way back to Turkey.
The Malian artist Rokia Traoré joins the Aware Migrants Project and has agreed to work on an artistic proposal in support of a deeper awareness on the dangers of violence and exploitation during the migration. Rokia Traoré is a singer, musician, songwriter and performer from Mali, who currently lives between Mali, France and Belgium. Born in the suburbs of […]
The IOM reports an estimated 214,691 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 19 June. Deaths so far this year are 2,861.
Unemployment, malnutrition and xenophobia are some of the problems migrants from the Central African Republic, Nigeria and Chad face every day in Cameroon.
Precarious places, human rights violations and non-compliance with laws, is the finding of a report on the situation of foreigners held in Roissy Airport.
France is still in first place for the number of Moroccan immigrants, hosting 37% of all Moroccans living abroad – 1.3 million.
Despite the efforts of the Ethiopian government to control overseas employment agencies and human traffickers, Addis Ababa remains a hotbed for organized human traffickers and brokers.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) published a study on the money that immigrants in Europe send to their countries of origin.
One generation is enough to change mentality and adapt to the society of residence. These are the conclusions of a socio-psychological research of the University of Exeter in Britain.
The flow of migrants to Europe has exceeded one million in 2015 according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
In 2015, 376 young Malians died in the Mediterranean, not counting those who died in the Sahara. This means that the issue of migration is a major challenge for the country.
In Bechar, Algeria, thousands of people were out in the streets on Friday, March 25, to hunt for Sub-Saharan migrants. One hundred migrants were wounded and many others fled the city.
Reuters and the New York Times shared the Pulitzer Prize for photography. The common theme of pictures selected for the first prize: the plight of migrants.
The “Back to Senegal” project is linked to the “ٌRitorno Consapevole” website that tells stories of circular migration, return projects and reintegration into the society of origin.
In Grande-Synthe, a small municipality of the department of Dunkirk, in northern France, thousands of refugees are living in a huge improvised tent camp.
The foreign ministers of the European Union agreed on Monday that the EU will help rebuild the Libyan Navy and Coast Guard to deal with migrant smugglers
Not only do Africans have difficulty traveling through the world, but their mobility remains very limited even among African countries. This is the result of a report published by the Banking Group for African Development (AfDB) and this is a major constraint to development and regional integration.
More violent clashes occurred over night between police and migrants in the tent city that has been created on Greece’s northern border with the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia
Young people from Western Africa are among the most numerous within the crowd of people attempting to migrate by sea to Europe. Many times that travel turns to a tragedy and the dream to a nightmare. Therefore, some grassroots organizations and NGOs are promoting awareness.
A young 27-year-old Malian loses both feet in an attempt to reach France from Italy by crossing a pass of the French Alps on foot.
The Mediterranean is the most dangerous route: 75% of migrants who died at sea in 2015 were sailing from Libya to Sicily.